Livescore Thursday, April 25

Sunday’s race leaves more questions than answers for Ferrari, particularly for Charles Leclerc, who started the race from the pitlane.

He failed to make it out of Q1 on Saturday and reported something was wrong with the rear of his car. Following an investigation and with limited time, Ferrari opted to change a slew of parts, including the car’s rear end.

Leclerc started on the more durable hard tire but pitted around the same time as teammate Carlos Sainz.

“I mean, we had the hard, which we expected to be a good tire, but for some reason, it was so bad,” Leclerc said. “Like, no grip at all, especially from the front. I mean, the limitations were completely different to qualifying. So (Sunday), we were more expecting this, but then for some reason (on) the second hard, I just do exactly the same thing, and it feels really good. So yeah, for some reason, we seem to never really get into the right window of the tire, and when we do, it’s a bit of a surprise to us. So there’s a lot of work we need to do.”

The Ferrari driver walked away from the Spanish Grand Prix, sounding puzzled. “I don’t understand what we are doing wrong,” he said. Race pace and high-speed corners are two of Ferrari’s weaknesses, Sainz noted, and Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is known for high tire degradation.

It’s a time-will-tell scenario, particularly given Ferrari brought upgrades to a track that arguably doesn’t suit the car as well as others.

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